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to the level of an fbi investigation. when it reached the cia director, have the fbi investigate the director of of the cia and the president or the attorney general not be notified of it is a dereliction of duty. the president if he was not told should have been told and that to me was somebody really dropping the ball. the other thing makes the whole thing implausible is you have a four, five, six-month investigation whatever it was. nothing comes out, nothing is disclosed. suddenly on election night the fbi announces the investigation is over and they tell general clapper. the next day the white house finds out about it, the next day general petraeus submits his resignation. friday the president accepts the resignation. we find yesterday the fbi raiding the home of paula broadwell. then we find out general allen has been involved in emails with joe kelley, so you have like four or five different events happening in the last seven days when for the prior five or six months nothing happened publicly. megyn: let me jump in. there are so many names that i think the viewers may be confused. the
confident that the cia will continue to thrive and carry out its essential mission. i want to bring in, first of all, nbc's mike viqueira, who is live for us at the white house. mike, his letter cites his personal indiscretion. >> reporter: yes. >> but is there any indication that there could have been some backstory to this? perhaps some threat of blackmail that may have prompted him to take this action? >> reporter: none whatsoever at this point, martin. at this point -- and details are still emerging, but you have to take this at face value. there are so few real surprises that we find anymore in washington in the lives of public officials. this certainly ranks among them. all day long ang dre ya mitchell who first broke the story, there was indication that something was up with general petraeus. you would get speculation about benghazi. and then came that statement from general petraeus that you just read saying that he had an extramarital affair and he had tendered his resignation. it turns out that happened yesterday here at the white house. he came to visit the president. he off
at the cia. in may this year a government official says broadwell began sending threatening e-mails to jill kelley. she's described as a family friend. petraeus. she lives in tampa but was being warned to stay away. kelley shared her concerns over the threatening nature of the e-mails with that friend at the fbi and that's what prompted this entire investigation. but sometime around july, if we're going to talk about a time frame, we know that according to petraeus' friend, the affair ended and sources are telling cnn petraeus indicated broadwell might be obsessed with him and may have felt she was warding off the competition or something of that sort by sending these e-mails to kelley. >> quite extraordinary details are merging. barbara, if it turns out that this fbi agent was the catalyst for all this, and in fact, almost by default because he had been caught himself behaving improperly, the suggestion then becomes that this fbi investigation was sort of so hack-handed that petraeus was almost brought down by accident, that it should never really have happened. >> that is what people are
. with headlines dominated today by the abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus over an extramarital affair. some lawmakers are now calling for an inquiry. we're now learning that high-level officials at the fbi and the justice department were notified in late summer that fbi agents had uncovered the affair that led to petraeus' downfall. it all started in early june when a florida woman named jill kelley pictures here with her husband, petraeus, and his wife, alerted agents to e-mails she described as e-mails. they told kelley, a petraeus family friend, to stop socializing with generals. those anonymous e-mails led investigators to paula broadwell and evidence of the affair. now some lawmakers are asking why the fbi didn't inform them or the white house sooner. >> we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. this is something that could have had an effect on national skur security. i think we should have been told. >> it seems this was going on for several months, and yet now it appear that is they're saying that the fbi didn't realize until election day that general
that brought down the head of the cia, general david petraeus. another u.s. general is caught in the same tangled web. john allen, top commander in afghanistan, is being investigated by the pentagon for allegedly sending inappropriate e-mails to a married woman, the same woman whose complaint of threatening e-mails from general petraeus' lover cracked the scandal wide open. barbara starr is trying to sort this out for us. it is rather complicated, what's the latest you're getting? >> it is still the same fundamental question for the last 24 hours, wolf. why is john allen being investigated and how on earth did he get caught up in this? marine corps general john allen denies an extramarital affair with jill kelly, the florida socialite whose concern over threatening e-mails led to an investigation that revealed an affair between cia director david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. a pentagon official told reporters allen who commands the war in afghanistan is adamant he did nothing wrong. a senior official close to allen tells cnn of kelly there is no affair, she's a bored soci
brown: new details emerge about the affair that led to the resignation of c.i.a. director david petraeus and about when the f.b.i. first uncover evidence of it. good evening. i'm geoffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight we get the latest on the time line as we know it and the implications for the intelligence agecy. >> brown: then gay rights add voaks won their first victory at the ballot box last week. ray suarez examines the significance of voters in three states approving same-sex marriage. of >> when they see us on their front doorstep >> ifill: special correspondent john tulenko tells the story of teachers coming to the rescue of families in storm-ravaged new jersey. knocking and they realize it's us and we're here to see if they're okay, their faces lit up. >> brown: and we have three reports about veterans, beginning with a pro publica investigation into lost or destroyed combat records. >> ifill: then we talk with a veteran who has written about how we choose to remember those who serve. >> brown: and we close with a conversation with first-t
of the cia. the fbi had begun an investigation of the affair. >> patraeus calmed his unbehavior unacceptable for a cia director and he quit this afternoon. gary nurenberg is here on with what this all means. >> reporter: anita used the word legendary. patraeus wrote the book on how the cia conducted campaign. he changsd the wars in iraq and -- changed the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> he was revered. >> he's described by many as the most influential and the most important general of his generation. >> reporter: that was his legacy until friday when it was revealed the fbi had begun an investigation of e-mails he exchanged with 39-year-old journalist paula broadwell, the author of a book about him. patraeus called his behavior unacceptable and said after being married for 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. president obama accepted the -- he said he witches them the very best at this time. patraeus, a military phd changed the war in iraq and afghanistan. >> he's enormously important. >> reporter: usa military writer and author of the iraq book "
of the cia. and lawmakers of every political stripe circling with questions about the timing of his departure. . >> he quit over a woman after the fbi uncovered his misdeed. now the head of the intelligence committee says she was never told they were in trouble. >> this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> tonight, with petraeus gone from the cia, will we ever get the whole story about what happened the the night four americans were murdered in libya? >> and 3000 miles away from washington, in the vast mojave desert. a new effort to preserve a longstanding symbol of faith. fox reports live from the site. and-- >> americans honoring generations of veterans for keeping our freedom and liberty secure. >> a fox urgent. i'm harris falkner on the behavior tonight that ended the career of general david patriot. you may know by now, he admits he had an extramarital affair and quit suddenly on friday because of it. we knew it involved e-mails and questions of national security and a woman who was writing a book about him. and now this, j
about the serious women to ignited the investigation of the man in charge of the cia. lawmakers of every political strife circling with questions about the timing of his departure. >> he quit over a woman after the fbi uncovered his misdeeds. now the head of the senate intelligence committee telling fox news she was never told the head of the nation's top spy agency was in trouble. >> this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> with petraeus gone from the cia will he ever get a full story about four americans murdered in libya. >> 3,000 miles away from washington in the mojave desert a sim poymbol of faith fox repo live from the site. and... americans honoring generations of veterans for keeping our freedom and liberty secure. >> i am harris falkner. on the behavior tonight that ended the career of general david petraeus. you may know by now petraeus admits he had an extra marital affair. we knew it involved e-mails questions of national security and a woman who was writing a book about him and now this just moments ago sourc
>>> good morning. fall of a hero. legendary general david petraeus steps down as cia director, admitting to an extramarital affair. a shocking turn for a man credited for saving the war effort in iraq, as questions about the affair and the fallout swirl around washington. >>> state of confusion. the rest ofhe country has elected a president while the election results in florida remain too close to call. many are asking when it comes to voting why is the sunshine state still in the dark? >>> and bieber breakup. word that justin bieber and selena gomez have split. while they might be sad, a lot of 'tween and teenage girls are likely shrieking with joy, "today," saturday, november 10th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. general david petraeus was one of the most revered figures in washington. a four-star general known for turning around the war in iraq. >> he was even considered a potential presidential candidate, so his admission that he had an extramarital affair, forcing his resignation as cia director,
the senior cia officer back and have them in a closed hearing. don't ask the people in washington d.c. because they will be writ yen rewritten before they are brought to them. bring the guys back and said tell us the truth with what happened. >> brian: i hope it will be. your take on david petraeus. >> heart break a terrible way for him to go out. bad decision making on his part. they had to have known and for them to say they were intercepting e-mails and reading the sy director emaims and not reporting that it the white house is bull. >> steve: you have a problem with the f.b.i. looking at sy e-mails. >> unbelievable. what the dni should have done should call him and say what is this? what is this? what is going on here instead of waiting. >> brian: he didn't find out according to tuesday? they use him. >> they are not telling the truth. they get pants on fire award. >> steve: who isn't. >> the white house is not telling the truth. it is politically engineered by all of you would not be reading the cia's e-mail and doing the investigation in the diameter of the justice without inf
of cia director david petraeus's resignation raising questions here in washington. what the intelligence committee is saying about her plans to investigate the affair that brought petraeus down approximate what it means for the libya hearing. more than 100,000 people without power in the wake of hurricane sandy. protests breaking out in new york, as the utility companies offer little guidance. we are live on the ground. honoring our armed service members, we will introduce you to the best charities helping our military and their family this is veterans day. i'm shannon bream, live from our nation's capitol. >> we are learning new details about the scandal that ended the public career of cia director david petraeus and how it could affect upcoming hearings about the benghazi investigation. the chair of the national intelligence committee says she did not received any -- receive any advance notice of this investigation. >> the senate intelligence committee received no advanced notice of any kind of investigation into director petraeus and chairwoman dianne feinstein said that finding out a
murdered including our ambassor over in libya. it is drones and video where you had the consulate and cia safe house. they are putting it together. it is about 30 minutes of videotape. >> brian: everyone has a time line on what happened. how most conclude it was a terrorist attack. here is perspective on both sides . >> we could see first hand real time what the issues were when they occurred. from that per spective of the first attack it was chaotic and didn't seem to be commanding control . we know that there were a lot of extremist and al-qaida connections . the second attack in the annex seemed to have command and control. people who knew how to use weaponry and you knew they were able to shoot mortars and have a direct hit. >> there was a bunch of bad guys who stormed the consulate in benghazi, some carrying automaticic weapons and not carrying any. and firing rpg's and mortars to the facility and the annex down the road. it was error clear, chris, from day one, it was awe terrorist attack. >> this was reported by nbcweeks ago we had video from the video surveliance cameras. presiden
.m. eastern. >> next c.i.a. security director mary rose mccaffrey talks about cyber threats to national security. she's the first female director of security for any u.s. intelligence agency. her remarks are about an hour. >> all right. if we could make our way to our seats, please. all right. welcome back to if eighth annual global security symposium here at the arnott call university in prescott, arizona. i'm an assistant professor anded with the studies. it's my distinct pleasure to introduce an important woman not just because she's a woman but because of her position in the intelligence and security world today, ms. mary rose mccaffrey. she was named the director for the central intelligence agency in 20111. prior to this she was the director for the c.i.a., not the culinary institute of america, of course but the central intelligence agget sit. director of the intelligent unit in the national reconnaissance office. she has had many tours and stops from the d.o.d. of the department of defense, united states navy and the director of national intelligence. she has worked matters rela
the president's firm advisory board. this is a group that does not have -- it's not like cia or defense intelligence agency. all they can do is advise the president. the president says has complete control over who is on the board. now he asked this group to look in to this and come up with a recommendation. they came back and said, what you need to do is get the cia to do this. the fbi they can try and do the leak investigation they simply aren't particularly good tat. the agents don't have the necessary security courses at the begins. they are not particularly schooled in the background issues. what you need do is get the cia to do this. what they recommended is having the cia spy on american journalists. which is directly against the national security act that forms the cia. the cia is supposed to offer external not internal. kennedy authorizes this program and it's a program that ends up being called project mockingbird. we know little about it. most is classified. it was one of the cia family jewels that released national security archive got the full set in 2006 and 2007. so this
an official investigation focused on the cia director, that would have been something that the congressional oversight committees would have been briefed on. it's a matter of standard procedure, but according to a congressionp aide familiar with the matter, the house and senate intelligence committees weren't told about the investigation until just hours before the director announced his resignation. as for questions over whether the timing of the resignation, coming just before general petraeus was scheduled to testify before the intelligence committee on the benghazi investigation, a senior u.s. official said any suggestion that the director's departure has anything to do with criticism about benghazi is baseless. it will now be the agency's acting director, michael morrell on the hill next week, answering questions behind closed doors about what the cia knew about the attack and when it knew it. >> we'll hear from a man who served with general david petraeus and knows him well, retired brigadier general mark kimmitt joins us live. >>> who is counting? florida has been counting vots longer
coming up. >>> we're learning more tonight about the unexpected resignation of cia director david petraeus. the retired general stepped down yesterday because of an extramarital affair. it was a breach of trust the general himself called unacceptable. nbc bay area's brian mooar has the story from washington. >> the sudden fall of cia chief david petraeus has washington asking how and why. and the woman suddenly in the spotlight, author paula broadwell, isn't saying. back in january, she was promoting her book on the general. >> he absolutely loves the agency, and i think it's a great place for him. >> broadwell, a west point graduate and arm reserve officer had close access to the cia director. federal agents are investigating whether she had access to his e-mails or computer. >> my understanding is that the fbi's investigation into what took place on computers there did not -- was not necessarily focused on him. they came by the information by accident. >> law enforcement and multiple u.s. sources tell nbc news that e-mails between general petraeus and paula broadwell were indica
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to. >> alisyn: on thursday and instead he extended the acting director of the cia michael morelle in his stead. let's rewind the tape for a moment. we know he was involved in an extramarital affair, the way it came to light, we have some information, the fbi was investigating threatening harassing e-mails, sent to an unknown woman, paula broadwell, he was involved. >> to keep it straight, she sent e-mails she thought may be getting too close to her man who is not her man to begin with because he's married, she's married. the fbi goes-- the woman with threatening e-mails, i'm getting threatening e-mails, the fbi checks it out and leads to general petraeus. >> alisyn: reportedly. >> dave: you don't want to read too far into this, but it looks like there's another woman, but no one has reported that as of yet and there are two stories emerging on when exactly the president was informed of all of this. now, the latest, most popular report that is, is that the president was told after the election on thursday, that the white house learned on wednesday, the president was told on thursda
advisory board. this is a group that does not have its own power. it's not like cia or defense intelligence agencies. all they do is advise the president. the president says it has complete control of her who was this board. now he has to screw to look into this and come up with recommendations. they came back and said what you need to do is get the cia to do this. the fbi can do the investigations, that they are particularly good as agents to enhance security at the beginning. they're not particularly in the backroom issues. so which you need to do is get the cia serious. but they recommended that the cia spy on american journalists, which is directly against the national security act that forms the cia. the cia is supposed to operate externally, not internally. kennedy authorizes this a program called project mockingbird. we still know very little about it because most of it is still classified. it was one of the items they release a national security archives got the full senate in 2006, 2007. so the program in the summer of 1962 is an kennedy is starting to crack down drastically on lea
the resignation of general david petraeus as head of the c.i.a. citing an extramarital affair for reason for quitting, petraeus handed in his resignation to president obama on thursday. petraeus' affair reportedly with his biographer came to light after possible hacking of the general's personal email account. that investigation reportedly started after broadwell sent threatening emails to another woman. former c.i.a. director general michael hayden says the resignation is sad but the c.i.a. is in good hands. >> it's a tragedy it's a tragedy for the nation, it's a tragedy for the agency, and clearly a tragedy for the petraeus' family. now, they'll move on and wish them all the best but this is very sad. the agency is healthy. >> and hayden was in charge of the c.i.a. from 2006 to 2009. >> reverend jesse jackson did not comment today on reports that his son congressman jesse jackson jr. may be negotiating a plea agreement with federal authorities. the senior jackson spoke at the rainbow push coalition today. that plea
was frightened and she went to the fbi. >> more fallout tonight from the cia scandal that took down the director and another key female figure has been identified in this case. hello, i'm bruce johnson. thanks for joining us this sunday night. more details and intrigue tonight in the unfolding scandal surrounding former cia director david petraeus. we now have a name for the woman who went to the fbi setting off the investigation that revealed an extramarital affair and led to petraeus' resignation. her family now has a washington attorney in crisis management team. also new tonight, lawmakers will hold hearings to determine why congress was not kept more fully informed about that fbi investigation. matt jablow picks up the story from here. >> reporter: david petraeus is a great leader, a great patriot. >> reporter: leaders of both parties had great praise on this veteran's day for one of the country's most decorated veterans, former cia director and retired army general okay david petraeus. his accomplishments notwithstanding, most lawmakers agree that petraeus simply had to go after the fbi un
. they are the intelligence advisory board. this is a group that does not have its own power. it's not like cia or defense intelligence agency. all they do is advise the president. the president has complete control over who is on this board. he asked this group to look and come up with a recommendation. they came back and said what you need to do is get the cia to do this. the fbi, they can do the slick investigations, but they are good at it because this background issues. what you need to do is get the ca to do this. so what they recommended is having cia spy and american generals. it forms the cia. the cia is supposed to protect journaling, not internally. kennedy authorizes the program ends up being called project mockingbird. we still know very little about it because most of the still classified, but it was one of the items that the national security archives in 2006 and 2007. so the program in the summer of 1962 was when kennedy is starting to crack down drastically on leaks. during the cuban missile crisis of his fast-forward, the the white house intense control over information and you would exp
position in the security and intelligence world today. she was named a director of security for the cia in september 2011. prior to this, she was the deputy director of security for the cia. not the culinary institute of america but the central intelligence agency. in the national reconnaissance office. prior to that she has had several stops from the dod, united states navy, and the office of the director of national intelligence. she has worked matters related to investigation, facility security, policy analysis, operations, information security, you name it. the litany of the security business. interestingly, she went to a small school in vermont. st. michael's college if i am saying that correctly which means she is a purple knight. go purple knights. please give a warm round of applause for mary mccaffrey. [applause] >> first, can everybody hear me? i was asking if everyone thought i was giving out halloween candy for such a full audience. i want to thank you for coming out today. school is much more important that listening to me. for those of you came from the industry, thank you
is that general petraeus had an affair. the idea and the big problem is that he was director of the cia and he walked right into one of the most blackmailable situations that you can v good that the fbi found out about it before the russians or the chinese. that is the problem. not that he is a general mess egg around and certainly even though according to the uniform code of military justice, that's not allowed, that's not what the press is focused on. the press is focused on the director of the cia having this problem. >> perhaps the biggest story today is benghazi, blowing up again. republicans, john mccain and lindsey graham and others pushing very, very hard now, getting very vicious in their rhetoric toward ambassador rice and so on. what do you think, at the central plank of this do you believe ambassador rice is at fault or is she as barack obama said, she was merely passion on intelligence? she was not a key player in all of this, therefore, if he wants to make her secretary of state, he can do it. what do you think? >> first of all, i was substituting for george stephanopoulos that s
this morning. the headline in the "financial times" weekend edition, petraeus resigns from c.i.a. over affair. joining us to talk to us about the story on the phone is the white house reporter for politico. here to talk to us more about the resignation, josh, welcome to the program. so, tell us, how did this whole story break? it came about fairly quickly after some discussion or some rumors started circulating early in the morning yesterday that general petraeus might have been on his way out. guest: yeah, we heard -- the first i heard of it were some somewhat sketchy reports on msnbc yesterday with andrea mitchell saying that petraeus was involved in some, you know, fairly weighty discussions about his future with the white house and that his future status was not entirely clear. at that point, what people thought was that the discussions probably had something to do with the episode in benghazi in september and, you know, the intelligence that flowed or failed to flow from that to the white house in a timely fashion. however, within the period of an hour or so, really while the white house
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